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Monday, April 10, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A bright green marijuana plant grows 40 days into its light cycle.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Lawmakers want to expand Maryland medical marijuana industry, but disagree over how (Baltimore Sun)

// Indiana Is One Step Away from Legalizing Medical Marijuana (Merry Jane)

// Rhode Island pot legalization proponents push for vote (CNBC)


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// Milestone study shows dramatic reduction in pharmaceutical reliance among Canadian medical cannabis patients (Yahoo Finance)

// In session bookended by corruption, Maryland lawmakers re-write ethics laws (Baltimore Sun)

// Proposed medical marijuana business fees exceed costs for Ohio’s program (Cleveland.com)

// Ohio to start accepting pot grower applications this summer (New Jersey Herald)

// Cannabis Advisory Board recommends adding qualifying ailments (Sante Fe New Mexican)

// Three Cannabis Companies Combine Crowdfunding with Traditional Capital Raises at LAUNCH Festival (New Cannabis Ventures)

// No sales, but marijuana ‘gifts’ exploit a legal limbo (Portland Press Herald)


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Riley Hancey sits in a hospital bed ahead of a lung transplant operation surrounded by family and his medical team.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Denied: A 19-Year-Old Nearly Died After A Hospital Said His Pot-Smoking Made Him A Bad Transplant Patient (BuzzFeed)

// UPDATE Medical marijuana passes House 76-24; Senate takes no action (Register-Herald)

// New Data Suggests Nearly 60% of Americans Across Almost All Demographics Want Marijuana Legalized (Merry Jane)


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// Aphria to Invest $25mm in Liberty Health Sciences, Acquire Florida MMJ Company CHT Medical (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Medical marijuana bill more closely aligned to voter-passed measure OK’d in ND House (WDAZ 8 ABC)

// Maryland House passes bill that would add medical marijuana licenses (Baltimore Sun)

// California moves to unite conflicting cannabis laws (Sacramento Bee)

// MN Dept. of Agriculture Approves Huge Growth of Hemp Production (Alpha News)

// Lawmakers split on how to regulate retail marijuana sales in Maine (Portland Press Herald)

// To farmers, cannabis could mean much bigger bucks than tomatoes (Boston Globe)


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Monday, April 3, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

John Oliver talks about marijuana.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, April 3, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// John Oliver Goes Off On America’s Most Absurd Marijuana Laws (Huffington Post)

// Trump And Marijuana: Justice Department Contacts Colorado Officials About Cannabis Cases (International Business Times)

// Exclusive: Here’s how Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper really feels about marijuana (The Cannabist)


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// Jerry Jones addresses Roger Goodell’s contract marijuana at owners-only meeting (Sporting News)

// Congressman Talks Marijuana In Launching Challenge Against Ted Cruz (Mass Roots)

// Criticism of U. of Mississippi Marijuana Quality Unfair (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

// California dispensary opens club for kids who use medical cannabis oil (Fox 4 Kansas City)

// Governor signs 12 marijuana bills more on his desk (Baxter Bulletin)

// A Real Estate Boom Powered by Pot (NY Times)

// More than 10000 attend Hash Bash call for Michigan marijuana legalization (MLive)


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Thursday, March 30, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Now-President Donald Trump slumps as he walks off stage while still a candidate.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Richard Baum to Be Trump’s Acting Drug Czar (Leafly )

// Colorado Legislators Vote to Rein In Medical Marijuana Home Grows (5280)

// Canadian medical marijuana producer to open online store (Marijuana Business Daily)


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// Researchers identify genes that give cannabis its flavor (Phys.org)

// Aurora Cannabis to Take 19.9% Stake in Australia’s Cann Group IPO (New Cannabis Ventures)

// Dispensary announces statewide marijuana delivery service (WCVB 5 ABC)

// Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil (WFMJ NBC)

// Rehab Clinics Are Using Cannabis to Help Drug Addicts Recover (Merry Jane)

// Viceland Goes To Pot; Sets Weed Week With Return Of ‘Weediquette’, ‘Bong Appetit’ (Deadline Hollywood)

// Las Vegas man to become first pro race car driver sponsored by marijuana brand (News 3 Las Vegas NBC)


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Former Oklahoma governor Scott Pruitt, current administrator of the EPA and noted enemy of the environment, sits up onstage at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) Conference.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Medical marijuana one step closer to Oklahoma ballot (The Oklahoman)

// Trump Taps Christie to Lead New Charge Against Opioid Epidemic (Marijuana.com)

// Speakers at hearing back bill to make medical marijuana users eligible for organ transplants (Portland Press Herald)


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// Border Crossings: The Hidden Cannabis Crackdown- Part 1, Legal Cannabis Is a Deportable Offense (Leafly)

// Senate Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana Users To Own Guns (KTVN 2 News)

// Utah governor signs medical marijuana research bill (KUTV 2 News CBS)

// Colorado protects marijuana use while patients await trial (ABC 7 Denver)

// Poll Shows ‘Large Majorities’ of Illinois Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana (Illinois Policy)

// Chart: 8 new marijuana markets slated to launch in 2018 (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Richard Branson Says New Zealand Farmers Should Grow Marijuana (Baller Status)


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Monday, March 27, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A retail display shows trimmed marijuana buds arrayed over a Canadian Flag maple leaf.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Monday, March 27, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Trudeau government to legalize marijuana by Canada Day 2018: reports (The Star)

// Colorado Legislation Would Create a Loophole for Cannabis Growers to Escape a Federal Crackdown (Merry Jane)

// DEA OKs synthetic marijuana for pharma company that spent $500,000 to keep pot illegal (Chicago Tribune)


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// More medical marijuana licenses would be awarded in deal reached by Maryland legislative leaders (Baltimore Sun)

// State House Votes to Block Memphis, Nashville Pot Ordinances (Memphis Daily News)

// Buzzkill: Gov. Rauner ‘Not A Believer’ That Legalized Marijuana Would Help State’s Woes (Chicagoist)

// Lawmakers Have Lots of Ideas For How to Spend Proceeds from Taxing Pot Sales (Maine Public)

// WV Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

// Medical marijuana bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives (Boston Globe)

// 3 former pro athletes to talk about marijuana after 2017 Hash Bash (MLive)


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Thursday, March 23, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

A marijuana joint is held up in front of the Vermont State House.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Updated: Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances to House Vote (VT Digger)

// A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening (Washington Post)

// California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders (LA Times)


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// A proposed state “crackdown” on marijuana home grows is getting weaker as it moves along (Denverite)

// Oakland’s Recreational Dispensary Residency Requirement Overturned Amid Legal Uproar (Merry Jane)

// DC to authorize sixth medical cannabis dispensary (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Bill requiring Arkansans to hold 60 percent ownership in medical marijuana facilities advances (Arkansas Online)

// Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana for Adults (ABC 7 Chicago)

// Oregon’s Chalice Farms Agrees to Sell to Publicly-Traded Golden Leaf Holdings (New Cannabis Ventures)

// North Dakota medical marijuana supporters say Legislature overriding voter intent (Cannabist)


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Friday, March 17, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Colorado's Flatiron mountains sit backed by a bright red sunset even as they are cast in a cold wintery blue.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Friday, March 17, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Colorado Reps Vow to Fight Feds on Marijuana (MassRoots)

// Medical marijuana for chronic pain starts next week (Lohud)

// A quarter of US beer drinkers have switched to marijuana or would if it was legal (Quartz)


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// Organizers cancel marijuana festival at Cheesman Park citing ‘ridiculous’ requirements (Denver 7 ABC)

// Drug busts underway in Denver metro area are aimed at growers shipping weed out of state (Denver Post)

// California’s Great Cannabis Unbanning (Leafly)

// Spannabis 2017 and What I Learned About Barcelona’s and Spain’s Marijuana Marketplace (Canna Law Blog)

// San Diego police go after drugged drivers with new mouth swab test (San Diego Union-Tribune)

// Bill Banning Medical Marijuana Edibles in Arkansas Advanced to the House Floor (NWA Homepage)

// Jimi Hendrix Estate Sues Andrew Pitsicalis and Leon Hendrix (New Cannabis Ventures)


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Thursday, March 16, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Sessions vows crackdown on drug dealing and gun crime (Washington Post)

// Sessions Says Obama Marijuana Memo Is ‘Valid’ (MassRoots)

// Latinos Got 77 Percent of Federal Pot Sentences Last Year (US News & World Report)


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// Colorado grow shop hit with EPA fines for unlabeled pesticides (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Blue Dream No Longer King of the Strain Hill (Marijuana Industry News)

// New Mexico Decriminalization Bill Passes House Committee (Marijuana Industry News)

// Bills would protect Massachusetts medical marijuana patients from losing job over drug test (MassLive)

// Montana lawmakers consider sales tax on medical marijuana (KTVH NBC)

// Pot-grow paradise? Oregon town selling for $3.85 million (SF Gate)

// Sir Patrick Stewart reveals he uses marijuana every day to help deal with debilitating arthritis symptoms (Daily Mail)


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Grover Norquist speaks into a microphone during a political event in Arizona.

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Curated by host Shea Gunther

// Marijuana’s taxing situation: Q&A with political activist Grover Norquist (Marijuana Business Daily)

// Denver is trying to figure out what state ban on “open and public” consumption means for Initiative 300 (Denverite)

// Arkansas Senate again rejects medical-marijuana smoking ban (Arkansas Online)


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// Pesticide-laden medical marijuana spurs third Canadian lawsuit (Globe and Mail)

// Medical-marijuana company CEO pushes for stricter cannabis regulation (Globe and Mail)

// House bill advances to give University of Florida $2.5M for medical marijuana study (SaintPetersBlog)

// Pot offenders would have convictions wiped clean under new bill (Las Vegas Sun)

// Baldacci: Make city government Bangor’s sole retail marijuana seller (Bangor Daily News)

// Cannabis marketing platform gets added funding, raises $3.5M (Marijuana Business Daily)

// The History of Dutch Cannabis Coffeeshops, Part 1 (Leafly News)


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